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A 46-year-old female asked:

i have sarcoidosis last year had pneumonia ct showed very mild left infiltrates in left lobe this year mild subpleural infiltrates in lung base. help?

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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Sarcoid: You will probably need to see your primary doctor for some antibiotics to clear up the pneumonia. Also make an appointment with a rheumatologist to take care of the sarcoid.

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